Christmas Music for the 380th anivversary of

Claudio Monteverdi's death

December 1, 2023, 7:30 PM

St. Cyprian und Cornelius Kirche

Am Ring 14, 27777 Ganderkesee

December 2, 2023, 7:00 PM


Husumer Baum 3, 24837 Schleswig

December 3, 2023, 5:00 PM

St. Martini Kirche Bremen-Lesum

Hindenburgstra├če 30, 28717 Bremen

"Selva morale e spirituale"
Christmas Music for the 380th Anniversary
of Claudio Monteverdi's Death

On November 28, 1643, one of the most outstanding composers in history, Claudio Monteverdi, passed away.

Today primarily known as a significant innovator in the world of opera, he worked as a Kapellmeister in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice during the last decades of his life, leaving behind an extensive legacy of sacred music. The collection "Selva morale e spirituale," published in 1641, two years before his death, is an impressive monument to his later sacred compositions.

To honor the 380th anniversary of Monteverdi's death, the Bremen ensemble "Musica getutscht" presents a special performance of his Christmas motets from "Selva morale e spirituale." In addition to Monteverdi's music, instrumental pieces by contemporaries such as Biagio Marini and Dario Castello from the early Baroque Venice will be heard.

With these concerts, we aim to celebrate Claudio Monteverdi's work and acknowledge the timeless beauty and significance of his music, which continues to touch and inspire the hearts of listeners even after 380 years.

Hello world

Cornelia Fahrion | soprano

Erika Tandiono | soprano

Judith von der Goltz | baroque violin

Rebecca Raimondi | baroque violin

Bernhard Reichel | theorbo

Julius Lorscheider | harpsichord


Biagio Marini

La Martinenga

Claudio Monteverdi

Salve regina

Ut queant laxis

Dario Castello

Sonata terza

Claudio Monteverdi


Girolamo Frescobaldi

Partite sopra la Monica

Claudio Monteverdi

Jubilet tota civitas

Dario Castello

Sonata quarta

Claudio Monteverdi

O bone Jesu

Biagio Marini

La Cornera

Claudio Monteverdi

Laudate dominum

Et resurrexit